The two individuals charged in the November 2016 death of 4-year-old Skyler Shellstrum appeared Thursday in Stone County Circuit Court.
Victoria Dycus (right), the mother of the child, is charged in the death along with her boyfriend Hagan Glenn (left).
Lawyers argued in the court proceeding against combining the trials of the two, as the state wanted to do. Attorneys argued that would not work because they could not testify against each other.
Dycus trial was set for jury trial on May 9. Glenn’s trial was set for August to allow for further testing at the state crime lab.
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